Greatest Common Factors - Concept

Introduce your class to the greatest factor on earth. The group of videos introduces factoring polynomials by finding the greatest common factor (GCF). They connect finding the GCF of the terms in a polynomial to finding the GCF of two numbers, and provide a peek into other types of polynomial factoring methods to prep class members for future concepts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Start by determining the GCF of constants
  • Use the problem videos to introduce the different types pupils address
Classroom Considerations

  • Some members of the class may not know how to make a factor tree in order to determine factors of numbers
Pros

  • Contains transcripts for several of the videos
  • Includes nine worked problem sets
Cons

  • The explanation for the concept video is incorrect
Common Core